Drug Discov Ther. 2014;8(5):201-207. (DOI: 10.5582/ddt.2014.01038)

Chemical constituents and bioactivities of Colla corii asini.

Wang DL, Ru WW, Xu YP, Zhang JL, He XX, Fan GH, Mao BB, Zhou XS, Qin YF


In China, Colla corii asini is a health-care food and traditional Chinese medicine widely used in life-nourishing and clinical hematic antanemic therapy for more than 2,000 years. In this paper we compiled the chemical constituents isolated and detected from Colla corii asini including amino acids, proteins/gelatins, polysaccharides, volatile substances, inorganic substances, etc. Meanwhile we investigated the biological activities of Colla corii asini, which have been reported over the past few decades, including, hematologic diseases inhibitory activities, anti-aging activity, antitumor activity, immunomodulatory activity, bone repair activity, anti-inflammatory activity, anti-fatigue activity, etc. However, few reports on the relationships between the chemical constituents and bioactivities have been found, further studies of Colla corii asini are still necessary to facilitate research and development in the future.

KEYWORDS: Colla corii asini, chemical constituents, biological activities

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